Saturday, December 27, 2008

All of the virtues I dislike...

Bacon makes everything better and makes web sites better, like this one. New stuff for Rhino: Datakit's CAD translator and T-Splines. Part 2 of of Desktop Engineering's feature on the future of MCAD. See 24 hours of worldwide air traffic in this 1 minute video. If you like your sushi big and plush, ThinkGeek has something for you. This new version of Breakout is damn near impossible. Fly through airports quickly and painlessly using Clear, the registered traveler program. The FAA's flight delay web site. Cenaero, Centre of Excellence in Aeronautical Research, is an applied research center in Brussels. 51 things that are blurred on Google maps. The Bristol Scale brings new meaning to the term anal retentive. The Colleyville Chamber of Commerce. 95 old-school games you can play online. The social dynamics of code reviews. Make rounded corners using purely CSS with help from spiffy corners. The sound effect generator isn't what you think. 25 post-apocalyptic visions. Shop for stuff you can't buy in these vintage Christmas catalogs. They say SVG is the future of web application development. Not exactly sure what's up with Make your own eye charts. The original press kit from Apollo 8.

...and none of the vices I admire.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Lead on! The night is waning fast...

What is Whirlyball? It's awesome.

Syracuse University hired alum, former-NFL player, and Saints offensive coordinate Doug Marrone as their new head football coach - hope springs eternal. You never know when you'll need to know how to cut a pineapple or open a coconut. "I'm making real money now" and other vintage ads from Popular Science. Not a combination I would've considered: meatball gum. has all the resources for sales engineering excellence, including a blog. Not to be outdone, Product Management Challenges has resources and a blog for product managers. Download CAD models to your heart's content from Machine Design's CAD Library. Here's a web site with pages of information about CFD. And if you need CFD consulting, you might check out the folks at STI Technologies. Cross Timbers Middle School's library has its own web site. Next time you can't figure out what to make for dinner, try this bacon cheese log. A brief summary of the top conspiracy theories.

If you ever have a need to write this: "Pellentesque habitant morbi tristique senectus et netus et malesuada fames ac turpis egestas. Vestibulum tortor quam, feugiat vitae, ultricies eget, tempor sit amet, ante. Donec eu libero sit amet quam egestas semper. Aenean ultricies mi vitae est. Mauris placerat eleifend leo.", check out HTML-Ipsum.

Raise the stakes this Hanukkah and play Texas No-Limit Dreidel. Webdesigner Depot offers this review of video game design 1990-2008. The March Group is an M&A firm. Spatial announced the availability of 3D Mesh, a new software component for mesh generation and preprocessing. And now for a complete time-waster: Duck Hunt. In case you missed it, Nokia (Trolltech) published a Qt success story about Pointwise. Official web site of DJ BRAT. If programming languages were religions. Autodesk to acquire ALGOR for $34M. Flame is the new cologne with the sweet scent of charbroiled beef from Burger King. Geomagic's Convergence conference will be held 24-26 February 2009 in Savannah. Siemens PLM shipped Femap V10. Popular Mechanics reviews all those fine products you've seen on TV.

...and it is precious time to me.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Three Fatal Sparks...

The hierarchy of beards. The private lives of your favorite toys. Ten absolutely worthless gadgets. Photographs of old computers. Keith Meintjes is now a director at CPDA. The Xmas card art of Roy Doty. Mario in 3D. Twenty five pounds of tater. Cool photos of water drops. Use Cooliris to discover the web. Play the sad trombone. The Lawrence Media Group. Learn CFD using ZNTutor. We get a leap second at year's end. An XML format for airfoil geometry. Read what Bjarne Stroustrup has to say about computer science education. See what new graduates are earning from Texas A&M's salary surveys. Keep tabs on what's happening on the interweb using SpyFu, Twitter Search, Delicious, BoardTracker, and Compete.

...have set the hearts of all on fire.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

My words fly up, my thoughts remain below

I can't imagine why anyone would want to waste time at work. Tell time and more with the World Clock. The ESI Group and Optimal Solutions will partner for tackling complex design studies. The official web site of Asia with John Payne. The Open Source CFD International Conference 2008 was held on 04-05 December in Berlin. There are so many free tools for working with STL files: MiniMagics, SolidView/Lite, StL Data Viewer, eDrawings, RP Viewer, View Expert, ScanIP. Cooking with... well, you'll see. Or maybe bacon ice cream is more to your liking. Everything you need to know can be learned from Goofus and Gallant. A photo blog: must wash hands. Songbird, the open source music player, is now available. The purest substance known to mankind: Mom Spit. A history of food: the Food Timeline. Do you know these 10 things about diamonds? What else would you call a Star Wars spinning top but Droidel? Calculate your chances of getting divorced. There's nothing like a big bag of owl pellets. CFD in Australia. Here's a series of cockpit videos about flying a 747. Use sound to induce nausea.

Words without thoughts never to heaven go.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Two Days After Turkey

ENGRID is an open-source, prism-tet mesh generator for CFD. The NAFEMS World Congress will be held 16-19 June 2009 in Crete. Materialise has release Mimics 12.1 for generating meshes from scanned data. Intelligent Light has updated their web site. If Obama does axe daylight saving time that would be good. The script for Wall-E (warning: s-l-o-w site). Everything you ever wanted to know about math symbols. The top 50 dystopian films of all time. Working Through Screens illustrates ideas for creating productive user experiences through software design. Next time you take a seat, stand up and give them a hand: the World Toilet Organization. (I am especially interested in the World Toilet College.) Metacomp Technologies introduced CSM++ for simulation of fluid-structure interaction. With the gift season upon us, who doesn't need to make tinytags? Does the cast of the new Star Trek movie have the right look? SGI has revamped their Partner Connection. Get your high performance computing news from HPCwire. Know any blondes who need a new keyboard? Do not watch the TV show Manswers. I don't know what it is about toilet seats this week. How to be a programmer. The official web site of HR Giger, the guy who designed the creature for the movie Alien. The sun is really big and really hot. Make your own handheld video games based on the Meggy Jr. Speaking of video games, toggle toggle is amazing. The top 10 James Bond one-liners. Around the world in 116 beers. The Business of Software: network, blog, and wiki. MSC.Software's 2009 conference called VPD 2009 will be held 21-22 April 2009 in Phoenix. Another site for fine dining in Fort Worth: Grace.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

An Odd Bunch of Stuff

For those of you who can't get enough of Swedish dance bands from the 1970s. A video game by any other name would smell as sweet. I know you can't get enough photomicrographs of stuff etched onto computer chips. What is flair hair, you ask? How to wrap hoses and cords. One mesh, one billion cells. How many different ways can you say The End? Richard Stallman on the difference between free software and open source. LIFE's photo archive is hosted by Google. Will something bad happen in 2012? More innovation: meat water. Hitler gets caught in the housing bubble's burst. Physics for future presidents. Play undirection. Four philosophical questions that'll make your brain hurt. Decrease stress on-line using iSerenity. The top 25 days in computing history. Fifty things everyone should know how to do. Global Trends 2025: A Transformed World, from the National Intelligence Council. Frank Azzolino joins the T-Splines board. SMS announces their PolyMesh library. Ayam is a free 3D modeling environment for Renderman.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Second Verse, Same As The First

SGI is evolving their partner program. A timeline of the greatest cereals of all time. Ten ways the world will end. See these early storyboards from Star Wars. Halloween 2008 revealed this candy hierarchy. Some people think Jonathan Pollard didn't receive justice. Get what you need about business from the Personal MBA. Gyminee is a social network for fitness. Change and transition. View inspired talks at TED. Drawn is the illustration and cartooning blog. Research keywords using KeywordSpy. Get your animation art at Art Storm. The ESI Group has their own CFD Portal. Tailgate like an Aggie. The latest issue of Tecplot's Contours newsletter. Geomagic's Convergence 2009 will be held 24-26 Feb 2009 in Savannah. Couple your simulation codes using MpCCI. Wake up to Space Invaders. PTC now half off! Gyration makes cool mice and remotes. Get your carpets cleaned by a robot at iRobot. Webcam plus Roomba equals Rovio. Get your computer speakers from m-Audio. When in Syracuse, dine at L'Adour. Make Scottrade your online broker. Should I read The Post-American World?

Saturday, November 8, 2008

The First Post

Sescoi released WorkXPlore for CAD model viewing and analysis, including a special tech support web site. Friends of Syracuse University can add a personalized paving stone to the Orange Grove. Supercomputing will be held 15-21 November in Austin. Play the game Factory Balls. Make your underwear last forever with this repair kit. Autodesk's CEO reports that demand for their products fell dramatically in October. Listen to an exploration of electronic music at Tone Generation - here are the mp3s. Transmagic redesigned their web site. Bacon beats Fries. Visit Hall's Pumpkin Farm. The official site of Chuck Yeager.

Thus endeth the first post. Will there be another?